- 9 years ago
- Wedding: April 2009
Hello, fellow bees! I have a bit of a crisis on my hands, so I’m looking for some creative ideas (and support) from all of you talented ladies.
I was supposed to have three bridesmaids. They were all to wear Jenny Yoo floor-length dresses in silk shangtung, and each maid was in a different shade of blue.
Well, it’s eight days before the wedding, and my matron of honor just backed out. Yikes.
She lives out of state but her dress is here in the area at an alterations shop. I have a call into the seamstress to see if the dress has already been altered, because my former Maid/Matron of Honor is only 5’2" so the dress had to be drastically hemmed.
My fiance’s sister is doing a reading during our ceremony, and we think she would be happy to fill in as a bridesmaid; she wouldn’t take it as a slight, especially if I expressed to her how glad I am to have her in our wedding party. But we have the issue of the dress.
My options, as I see them:
1. Attempt to have my former MOH’s dress altered to fit my fiance’s sister. His sister is very slender, so the dress would have to be taken in substantially. Of course, she doesn’t fly in until three days before the wedding, so I’d have to do some serious begging with the seamstress. 🙂 And if the dress has been hemmed, I would have to make her dress tea-length while the other maids’ dresses are floor-length.
2. Buy something off the rack (Nordstrom, J Crew, etc.) that’s a completely different style and fabric from the other two dresses. I can’t seem to find anything in the right color, so the best I could hope for is to find something that would coordinate.
3. Have two bridesmaids instead of three. My former Maid/Matron of Honor had the middle shade of blue, so there’s a weird disconnect with the two dresses, but that’s how it goes, right? 🙂
Any recommendations or advice are greatly appreciated. I just never thought I’d be in this position. My former Maid/Matron of Honor is like a sister to me, so it’s just really hard to handle.